Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
For weekday Masses, please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.

Office hours
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Staff
Rev. Andrew Quarshie, Pastor
Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba, Chaplain, Pastoral Assistant
Deacon Joseph DiLoreto
Mrs. Lisa White, Parish Administrator
Mrs. Rina Sheehan, Parish Secretary
Mr. Joe Savelli, Custodian

MISSION STATEMENT
St. John the Baptist Parish is a welcoming faith community, committed to spreading God’s word and love, fostering a community of faith by celebrating the sacraments, forming disciples and sharing time, talent and resources both in our community and beyond.

 Mass TimeSt. John Mass IntentionsDiocesan Vocation
Prayer Intention
Saturday,
July 30

5:15 pm† Ottaviano Pivotto – offered by Giovanna and family
† Teresa and Rosario Orrico – offered by Lina Orrico
For the Holy Souls in Purgatory – offered by Joanna Paplinski
Rev. Fulbert Jonas Ahouansou
Sunday, July 319:30 amMissa pro populo 
Monday,
August 1
No Mass Most Rev. Anthony Tonnos
Tuesday,
August 2
No Mass Rev. Ian Duffy
Wednesday,
August 3
7:00 pmIntentions of Andrew Paplinski
– offered by Joanna Paplinski
Catholic Teachers
Thursday,
August 4
8:30 amSpecial Intentions of AnnaRev. Vernon Boyd, S.J.
Friday,
August 5
No Mass Rev. Roger Yaworski, S.J.
Saturday,
August 6

5:15 pm† John Gibbons – offered by the Gibbons family
† Nunziata and Gaetano Cavallaro – offered by Lina Orrico
Transfiguration
of the Lord

SANCTUARY LAMP
August 21 to 27 – Burns in memory of Alexandra Gianiotis – offered by family and friends
August 28 to September 3 – Burns in memory of Norman Bailey and Frederick Bodnar – offered by family and friends
September 11 to 17 – Burns for the Intentions of Rina
September 18 to 24 – Burns in memory of Steffano Nappi – offered by family

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Parishioners,
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Happy long weekend! Let us continue to CONNECT with God and each other, EXPLORE our faith, GROW in Christ and SHARE our Time, Talent and Treasure.
Many blessings,
Fr. Andrew

COLLECTIONS for July 24
Sunday Collection $938.55
Cura Pastorum $5
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $674.38

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Join us at St. Eugene Church on Monday, August 15 at 6:30 pm to pray the Rosary and celebrate Mass.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
Fr. Andrew will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan from March 8th to 19th, 2023, with Gateways International Tour company. If you are interested, please take one of the flyers available at the entrances, and join us for an information session Tuesday August 2 at 7pm in the Parish Hall.

ST. JOHN CRAFT GROUP
Beginning in September, the SJB Craft Group will meet one Saturday each month to socialize and create! We invite you to bring your own knitting, quilting etc or join us in our first group project – making sleeping mats for those experiencing homelessness. These mats are woven or crocheted using strips of plastic from the outer bags of milk. Members will be cutting strips, tying strips together to form plarn (plastic bag yarn), and crocheting or weaving strips on a wooden frame. All parishioners can become involved by saving their clean, dry and flattened outer milk bags and dropping them off at the Church. It takes approximately 500 milk bags to make a 3ft by 6ft sleeping mat! If you would like more information, please call the office or speak with Lisa White or Mary Anne Creechan. Our first meeting date will be announced in August.

FORMATION WORKSHOPS
To assist parishes in rebuilding ministries, the Liturgy Office is offering the following Formation Workshops this fall:  Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Minister of the Word, and Extraordinary Minister of Communion. Online registration will soon be available; the cost is $30 per person.
If you have any questions, please contact Deacon John Moss or Maureen Shaw at liturgyoffice@hamiltondiocese.com

ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED
If you have a child in Grade 3 or older who would like to assist at Mass, please contact the Parish office. Time spent Altar Serving can be used towards High School Christian Service volunteer hours. Training will be available in September for all new and current Altar Servers. Adults are also welcome.

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
Call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 for prayer requests. Monthly updates would be appreciated if you would like your prayer request to continue. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

MASS INTENTIONS
Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to have a Mass said, or have the Sanctuary Lamp burn, in memory of a loved one or for a special intention. The cost is $10.

SYNODALITY: COMMUNION, PARTICIPATION AND MISSION
In March of 2022, in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis invited everyone to share their experience of faith and thoughts on how we can move forward together to carry out the mission of Christ entrusted to us in Baptism.
Thank you to all who participated in the initial stage of the preparation. Over 2000 submissions were received in the Diocese, including both individual and group responses. These were forwarded as a document entitled “Audito Vocatione” to the Assembly of Ontario Bishops to be included in a summary of responses received from all over Ontario.
To read more, please visit hamiltondiocese.com/synod/